Which Type of Face Mask is Right for You?

Women, and even men, are raving about face masks nowadays. Before adding one to your skin care routine, you need to know which type of face mask is best for you.

There are three common types of face masks – clay, cream, and sheet masks. Each type has a different purpose. For most people, choosing the right face mask could be confusing. According to this article, clay, cream, and sheet masks can make one’s skin properly nourished and hydrated as long as the person is aware of his or her skin profile. As long as you know the type and needs of your skin, you will be able to find the right skin care products for you.

 

Clay Masks

Clay masks are known for containing lots of minerals that are powerful in removing dead skin and dirt. In other words, this type of face mask works as a mild exfoliant. Clay masks are perfect for those who are prone to acne. They prevent grease and break outs, so they can also be considered as acne fighters or sebum reducers. If you have oily skin and you want to clear up your pores, a clay mask is perfect for you!

Cream Masks

Cream masks are often used to firm and repair the skin. Some cream masks double as night creams.

If you are looking for a moisturizing mask that can reduce the inflammation of your skin, look for a cream mask that contains Shea Butter. Shea Butter also contains Vitamin A which helps in minimizing wrinkles and blemishes. Aside from Shea Butter, collagen is also a good ingredient to check out for. It has anti-aging properties and helps in keeping the elasticity of skin.

Sheet Masks

Among the three types of face masks, sheet masks are probably the easiest to use. Sheet masks come as pre-cut pieces of non-woven fabric or cotton that are soaked in packets that contain nutrients for your skin. This type of mask is known for keeping the skin soft and moisturized. Sheet masks can also help tighten pores and calm down acne-prone skin.

These masks are perfect for people who are always on the go. You just need to put it on for a few minutes and spread the rest of the essences on your jawline and neck. That’s it! You don’t need to rinse anything once you are done.

If you are always busy, you can still give your skin a hydrating treat by using a sheet mask that contains hyaluronic acid.

 

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5 Simple Ways to Look Younger

Age is just a number. If you think that you cannot do anything to make your aging skin look radiant and more youthful, then you’re wrong. There are actually simple steps that you can do in order to look younger than your age.

Choose Your Skin Care Products Wisely

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It is always important to know which skin care products work best for you. According to everydayhealth.com, the three powerful ingredients that you should look for when shopping for skin care products are antioxidants, retinoids, and Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA). Antioxidants, like Vitamin C, help brighten the skin. Retinoids are responsible in increasing cell turnover and stimulating collagen renewal, so it is also important to include them in your routine. Alpha Hydroxy Acid exfoliators will help in removing the top layer of your dead skin cells.

Wear SPF – It’s a Must!

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SPF should be used every single day – no matter what the season. Yes, SPF is a must even during chilly or rainy days. Sun damage could cause not only wrinkles but also skin cancer. It is recommended to use an SPF 30 (at least). Some SPFs provide multiple benefits because they contain vitamins and ingredients that help moisturize the skin.

Avoid Heavy Foundation

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If you want to look much younger than your age, you need to take it easy on your foundation. As much as possible, avoid powder-based foundation and use moisturizing foundation or a tinted-moisturizer instead. It is also good to add a primer to your makeup routine because it could minimize your dark circles, fill in your lines and pores, make your makeup last longer, and help in applying your foundation smoothly.

Do you love to wear makeup? Here’s an extra tip for you. Avoid bold and bright eye shadows or any product that contain glitter or shimmer. Why? Glittery and shimmery makeup products will make your wrinkles look more noticeable.

Moisturize

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Using moisturizer twice a day (every morning and night) will help you look more youthful. Don’t forget your neck! You may also use a gentle scrub to exfoliate your face and neck and this can be done once or twice a week. According to shruv.com, drinking water can boost your anti-aging skin care. Water can keep your body and skin sufficiently hydrated.

Take Care of Your Hands

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Your hands are important too, so don’t forget them! Wearing gloves while washing dishes and continuous moisturizing will help your hands look more youthful. Add protection and extra moisture to your hands by applying lotion before putting on your rubber gloves.

Can you think of other simple ways to make your skin look younger? Share them in the comments below!

 

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5 Beauty Rituals You Can Do Every Weekend

You work hard, so you deserve to pamper and relax. The best time for relaxation and self-pampering is, of course, during the weekend. According to femalenetwork.com, here are five of the important beauty rituals that you can save for the weekend.

Skin Treatment

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There are some ways on how to easily treat your skin at home. Have you ever tried to use facial masks? Ladies all over the world love using facial masks because they keep the skin hydrated. Not only that. Some masks also have anti-aging properties that help make the skin more radiant and younger-looking. However, it is very important to choose the mask that addresses your skin concerns. If you prefer to use a sheet mask or a sleeping mask, remember to wait for the essence to be absorbed by your skin before moving on to the next step of your skin care routine.

Hair Treatment

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Your hair deserves as much attention and care as your face and body. In addition to your regular hair maintenance, you may use clarifying shampoo once a week to get rid of all the gunk that your normal shampoo couldn’t get rid off. If you have colored hair, use clarifying shampoo once a month. Apply hair mask after shampooing your hair.

Full Body Hair Removal

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Shaving is the usual go-to of busy ladies. However, if you do not want to worry much about hair growth, go for a full body hair removal session then. Getting a full body hair removal at a waxing salon means an extra week of not having to worry about hair growth. No budget? No problem! There are different hair removal methods that suit any budget. Choose your preferred method and start planning for your hair removal session.

Mani-Pedi

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Treating your nails every weekend would be nice. If you want to try something different from your regular cleaning, it’s time to get a gel polish design for your nails. It usually takes 30 to 45 minutes to get done, but it will last for 2 to 3 weeks. Isn’t that awesome?

Week Planning

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There are other beauty-related things that you can do other than the ones mentioned above. Here they are:

  • Clean your makeup brushes
  • Check out new beauty or fashion trends that you want to try
  • Prepare all makeup products that you want to use for the upcoming week
  • Plan your wardrobe

These will not only make your weekend worthwhile but also help you save a lot of preparation time every morning. Which of these beauty rituals are you planning to do this coming weekend?

 

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